George Brown College
A native of Toronto, Anne Sado has been President of George Brown College since 2004. Her impact on the vision, direction and culture of the college has resulted in significant growth and has activated a critical public discussion on the value of college education in Ontario’s economic development.
Anne was named Chair of Polytechnics Canada in February 2013. Polytechnics Canada is the voice of Canada’s leading degree-granting, research-intensive, colleges, institutes of technology and polytechnics that are dedicated to practical technological education and high-quality job creation.
Anne received one of the country’s highest civilian honours in June 2013 when she was appointed Member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. She has also been recognized as one of YWCA’s 2012 Women of Distinction in Education and twice by The Women’s Executive Network™ as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women of 2010 and 2012.
She is Chair of the Board of Orion and past chair of Trillium Health Centre. Anne also sits on the boards of organizations such as the Toronto Board of Trade, Legacy Private Trust, Mount Pleasant Memorial Services and the Toronto Financial Service Alliance. In the past, Anne has also served as Chair of Colleges Ontario’s Committee of Presidents and sat on the boards of the YWCA of Greater Toronto, Junior Achievement and the Canadian Hearing Society Foundation. These volunteer efforts have given her a 360-degree perspective on the social and economic challenges facing the GTA.
She was inducted into the University Of Toronto’s prestigious Engineering Hall of Distinction in 2010 and awarded the Ontario Professional Engineers Gold Medal in 2007. In 2012 she received The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for her role impacting the socioeconomic vitality of the city through her work at George Brown College. She was also named as one of the 2012 Women of Influence Canadian Diversity Champions. In the past, she has received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her work with the YWCA of Greater Toronto, the Professional Engineers Ontario Citizenship Award for contributions to her community, and an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto.
Anne holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering. Anne was also awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from the University of Toronto in June 2011.
Dr. Glenn Feltham
Vice Chair and Interim Treasurer
President and CEO
Dr. Glenn Feltham was appointed President and CEO of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2011. Born and raised in southern Alberta, Dr. Feltham believes in the essential role of NAIT as a polytechnic in strengthening the Alberta and Canadian economy through hands-on, technology-based education and applied research in partnership with industry. He is a dedicated proponent of NAIT’s relevant and responsive programs delivered through its four educational pillars: science, technology and the environment; health; trades and business.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Montana, an LLB from Queen’s University Faculty of Law and a PhD from the University of Waterloo School of Accountancy. He is a designated Certified Management Accountant, a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada and was formerly a member of the Law Society of Alberta.
Prior to joining NAIT, Dr. Feltham was dean of the I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. His extensive background includes law, taxation and finance, teaching and institutional administration. He has penned numerous articles in academic and professional journals and has served as president of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.
Dr. Feltham plays an active role in the community locally, provincially and nationally. He serves on the board of directors of The Citie Ballet Society in Edmonton and is a member of the United Way Alberta Capital Region Campaign Cabinet. He chaired the Taskforce for Teaching Excellence of the Alberta Ministry of Education. He is on the governing council of the Standards Council of Canada.
Previously, Dr. Feltham was chair of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and served on the boards of the Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
President and CEO
Red River College
Passionate about the values of a learner-centered college, Stephanie Forsyth’s career spans 25 years in the post-secondary system where her leadership approach has inspired transformative change and innovation. Prior to coming to Red River College, Stephanie was the President of Northwest Community College for 10 years.
Forsyth is driven by the belief that colleges have a responsibility to meet the economic and social inclusion imperatives of Canada. Under her direction, RRC has launched an ambitious Strategic Plan which seeks to greatly increase Aboriginal participation and success; strengthen student achievement; and; enhance student access to applied learning and research opportunities.
Ms. Forsyth’s work is animated by her commitment to giving back to her community and her profession. She serves on various Boards and Councils, including the Premier's Economic Advisory Council, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, the Manitoba Innovation Council, Winnipeg Partnership Committee and Innovate Manitoba. She is also a Director of the Board for the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and, a lead faculty member for the ACCC National Executive Leadership Institute for College Presidents.
Ms. Forsyth is the recipient of the Governor General’s Literacy Award, the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Anniversary Award for her work in community development, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in education, the Northern Women’s Leadership Award and the Northwest BC Executive of the Year Award.
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
Mrs. Jensen is the eighth president of Algonquin College. She joins Algonquin from Mohawk College, where he held the title of Vice President, Academic for five years. Cheryl first joined Mohawk as a Chemical Engineering Technology professor in 1983 and has served as Dean, Executive Dean, and Vice President of Engineering Technology, Apprenticeship and Corporate Training. Cheryl was instrumental in the development and launch of Canada’s first Bachelor of Technology collaborative degree program with McMaster University and the award-winning Hydro One – College Consortium. She also championed the development of award winning integrated technician apprenticeship programs and led the $27 million transformation of the Mohawk College Stoney Creek campus – the home of the College’s skilled trades and apprenticeship programs.
Cheryl also serves as Chair of the Skills Canada Ontario Board of Directors She served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors with the Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford YMCA, and as a member of the Hamilton Community Foundation for four years. Cheryl is the recipient of a Hamilton YWCA Woman of Distinction award and a national leadership award from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
Cheryl graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Certificate in the Metallurgy of Iron and Steel, and holds a Master of Education in Organizational and Administrative Studies from Brock University.
Kathy Kinloch holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) from the University of Alberta, a Master’s degree in Leadership, and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, both from Royal Roads University.
Kathy’s career includes senior leadership positions in health, government and post-secondary education where she has successfully led strategy development. Kathy has served as Senior Advisor, British Columbia Ministry of Health Services, and was integral to the development of a provincial surgical “wait times” strategy. She has also worked as a Chief Operating Officer, Fraser Health, Regional Vice-President, South Fraser, and Vice-President at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
Kathy is a widely recognized educational leader and previously served as President of Vancouver Community College (VCC) from 2010 – 2013.
Kathy is returning to BCIT. As Dean of the BCIT School of Health Sciences from 2007 to 2010, she was instrumental in leading a “turn-around” to re-engage and increase BCIT's relevance in addressing health sector needs. Kathy then went on to serve as President of VCC where she devoted her time to focusing programming to meet student, industry and community needs.
As the first female president of BCIT, Kathy joins the Institute at a key moment in BCIT history as it prepares to advance its new strategic plan and celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014.
Dr. Larry Rosia
President and CEO
As President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Dr. Larry Rosia leads the province’s primary provider of technical education and skills training. SIAST serves some 26,000 students.
Dr. Rosia’s priorities include providing students a high-quality, innovative post-secondary education, ensuring that employers have access to a highly qualified and skilled workforce that contributes to Saskatchewan’s prosperity, and that SIAST nurtures a positive and vibrant workplace environment.
Before joining SIAST in July 2012, Dr. Rosia was Dean of the School of Construction at Calgary’s SAIT Polytechnic, a position he held since 1999. His career in education spans more than 35 years, as an instructor, program chair, revenue-generating co-ordinator, marketing manager and Dean. He has served in advisory roles to community, provincial and municipal committees and been a board member of several regional, national and international organizations.
A SAIT Polytechnic graduate, Dr. Rosia in 2006 completed his PhD in Academic Leadership at the University of Calgary. Notable recognition includes the SAIT Board of Governors’ Award for Business and Industry Partnerships, the Conference Board of Canada Award for Business and Industry Partnerships and the Chair Academy International Exemplary Leadership Award for service to education and to Alberta.
Dr. Rosia is also an adjunct professor at Royal Roads University in Victoria and author of The Successful College President.
Dr. David Ross
President and CEO
Dr. David Ross became the 16th President and CEO of SAIT Polytechnic in March, 2013.
During almost 25 years as a post-secondary leader, David has focused on creating programs and services that help students achieve their goals. He established an impressive record of building productive relationships with business, industry, government and communities served by higher education.
David holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Nebraska; a Master of Aquaculture from Simon Fraser University; and both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University. His scholarly activity includes works on topics such as enrolment management, institutional branding, media relations and the development of baccalaureate programs in non-traditional settings.
Nationally, David is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Board for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and a committee member of NSERC’s Community College Innovation Program. He is also co-chair of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and Association of Canadian Community Colleges (AUCC/ACCC) Joint Committee on Transferability and former Executive Board Member for the ACCC.
Internationally, David is Chair of the Community College Baccalaureate Association and Board Member of the Post-Secondary International Network. He has also served as President of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations and on the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Marketing and Community Development.
Before joining SAIT, David was President and CEO of Langara College in Vancouver where under his leadership the institution grew to record enrolments in part through repositioning efforts as the leading college in the region. Prior to that, David was Vice-President of Administration, Student Services and Chief Financial Officer at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC. Recently he also served as Chair of the British Columbia Colleges Association, Chair of the British Columbia Post-Secondary Employers Association and Board Member for the British Columbia Business Council.
Dr. Jeff Zabudsky is Sheridan's sixth president, a position he assumed on February 1, 2010. Prior to joining Sheridan, Dr. Zabudsky worked at post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta, including six years as President and CEO of Red River College in Winnipeg. Dr. Zabudsky holds a PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Alberta, a Masters of Distance Education from Athabasca University and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Ryerson University. He was Chair of the 2011 United Way of Oakville campaign cabinet, a member of the United Way of Peel campaign cabinet and a member of Mississauga's Healthy City Stewardship Centre. In addition, Dr. Zabudsky serves on the Brampton Board of Trade's Governing Council and sits on the Board of Directors for the Mississauga Board of Trade. He is also a member of the Halton Industry Education Council and the City of Mississauga's Post-Secondary Task Force.